Dim Possibility of Formula 1 Indian Grand Prix in 2015
If reports are to be believed, India will not host Formula 1 Indian Grand Prix in 2015. Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone on Thursday asserted that the troubled Indian Grand Prix has run out of time for a 2015 return and its organisers must settle the contractual obligations for a possible comeback in 2016 reported PTI.
“It is too late for 2015. We (Formula One Management and Jaypee) are looking at 2016 now and hopefully the tax issues in India will also be sorted out by then. The organisers also need to settle the existing contract before we get back. I am expecting to see them next week,” Ecclestone told PTI from his London office.
Sebastian Vettel completed a hat-trick of wins at BIC last year besides securing his fourth world title. The race saw dwindling spectator interest after making an impressive debut in 2011, when a whopping 95,000 flocked to the stands. The promoters claimed sixty thousand were present on Sunday last year, five thousand less than 2012.